Apr 14, 2011 8:56 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - McNeese State University officials say Frazar Memorial Library will undergo a long anticipated $7.2 million renovation starting this year.
The original, 40,000-squarefoot facility was completed in 1961. Its size doubled as the result of a 1984 expansion. The last renovation was in 1986, which was needed as humidity from the air
conditioner became a problem for the books.
While the next construction project will not expand the library, Richard Rhoden, director of the university's facilities and plant
operations, tells The American Press the renovation will ensure it
is up to date on Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
The project will include the installation of new flooring,
ceilings, air conditioning, a fire alarm system, energy efficient
lighting and ADA compliant cabinets.